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Popeye The Sailor: Big Bad Sinbad

Published 1952

Popeye takes nephews to the Nautical Museum and tells them a story about how he "knocked the tar out" of Sinbad, the greatest sailor in the world. Animation by Tom Johnson and William Henning. Music by Winston Sharples. Produced in 1952.

Run time 6:00
Production Company Associated Artists Productions & Famous Studios Productions


Reviewer: Athanatos - favoritefavorite - January 2, 2008
Subject: Credit Where Credit Is Due
Most of the footage of this cartoon is takend from "Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor" (1936), directed by Willard Bowsky (albeit that "Director: credit went to Dave Fleischer), with the other principal animators being George Germanetti and Edward Nolan. It's really grotesque to see the credit going to Kneitel, Henning, and Johnson. Kneitel had been one of the early Popeye animators, and was certainly capable of high quality work, as probably were the other two; but the new work here is just the the usual slop that Famous Studios was producing from the late '40s onward.
Reviewer: phidlr58 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 22, 2007
Subject: Sin D bad?
Just thought the spelling was interesting to note as Sindbad vs Sinbad..? Copyright infringement purposes? :^) Ah, those entertainment lawyers probably at it again - lol
Reviewer: megara - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 14, 2007
Subject: An 1950s Paramount cartoon reusing a 1930s one
This was one of a few Paramount cartoons to use footage from older shorts.
For example, in Popeye's 20th Anniversary they re-used moments from Rodeo Romeo and Top of the Tops (and the title cards of these films are displayed as well).
Assault and Flattery used moments of defferent cartoons, which Popeye and Bluto used as proofs before judge Wimpy.
This cartoon uses footage from 1936's Popeye the Sailor Meets Sinbad the Sailor, the very first Popeye cartoon in color (alhough it was a longer 20 minute special film).
But the things Popeye's nephews do in the museum are a good addition to the old cartoon, so I wouldn't say this film is too bad. It was probably just a way of showing the old Sinbad story to newer audiences.
Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 26, 2006
Subject: I Yam what I Yam what I Yam
This appears, I think, to be have cobbled together from original material, some sort of fight between Bluto and Popeye, and sandwiched between Popeyes visit with his nephews (who all look like popeye! Nice tats boys!) to the nautical museum. APPARENTLY Bluto is Sinbad (when was Sinbad a bad guy?) and Popeye fights him. In the middle of the fight, Olive Oyl shows up (perhaps to receive a quick paycheck?) and Wimpy shows up at the end (same reason). Curious to say the least.
Reviewer: KYLE123 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 11, 2005
Subject: sdf
Reviewer: Gman - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 9, 2005
Subject: Sindgood
If just for the Fleischer animation, this "cheater", reusing older animation from Popeye's 1930s two reeler, is the best Popeye on this site.
Famous' animation, as always, is top notch also. Wish I could say the same about their stories.

So what is it with cartoon nephews who look like their uncles? ...And why not use Swee'pea?
Reviewer: George L. Gall, Sr - favoritefavoritefavorite - August 28, 2005
Subject: This is a remake.
This cartoon is NOT the Popeye cartoon "Sinbad the Sailor" !!!

The orginal does not have the kids.
Reviewer: Christine Hennig - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 26, 2005
Subject: Not Entirely True to the Legends of Sinbad
Popeye takes his nephews (Just what is it with those nephews anyway? They seem more like clones than nephews. Check out the tattoos on their forearmsÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ) to the Nautical Museum where they encounter a statue of Sinbad that looks suspiciously like Bluto, with the legend ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂTHE GREATEST SAILOR IN THE WORLD.ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ Naturally, Popeye cannot let this assertion stand, so he tells a tall tale about how he whupped SinbadÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs ass (in a matter of speaking). This tale, of course, has little to do with Sinbad, and everything to do with Popeye, including cameo appearances from Olive Oyl and Wimpy. This cartoon is rather ordinary, but it does have some fun moments, including the stuff that Bluto, er, ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂSinbad,ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ knocks out of PopeyeÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs pockets before he has a chance to eat his spinach.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: ***. Overall Rating: ****.
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